Wordful Wednesday-Painting

It’s coming along. 3 sides (with the exception on one roof slope trim piece) are completely done. I’m loving the new colors. It appears as if others are too. I saw TWO people drive by yesterday taking pictures of the house. If I wasn’t so flattered I would have flagged them down, for after all, they didn’t ask permission. I mean, who does that really?

Wait. I do. I’ve been known to snap photos of random details on houses or in yards that I want to duplicate. Shhh. Don’t tell.

This is my favorite part…..the front door (and my girls happily heading off to their first day of school in front of it). I always hated the original color. I LOVE this new one.

Look! My sugar maple is starting to turn. It’s glorious decked out in it’s full pink and red. I can’t wait.

And here’s before. With the nasty salmon colored front door and diarrhea (does anyone else have trouble spelling this word?) colored trim. Gone, all gone. (Insert sigh of satisfaction here.)


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    Rhonda says

    Okay, it seems that I’m a bit of a loser and that I like to live vicariously through other people. I pretended that was my house for a few minutes! lol

    I’m just kidding. Sort of.

    I actually had to split screen it, because I couldn’t believe that with just a little bit of paint, your house has a whole new look. It’s amazing.

    BUT, is that a for sale sign in the yard?

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    Jill says

    Need I even tell you how GORGEOUS your house is?

    There I did… and I’m SO not jealous either…

    Who am I kidding? How could I not be?

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    Are You Serious! says

    ♥ I love the new color's! THe door looks fabulous! That was the first thing I noticed. The new colors actually make the brick look different! 🙂

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    Laura says

    Everything you and Jeff redo just looks amazing. You have the best taste! What a difference that paint makes, and it was nice before.

    Your girls are so cute heading off to school.

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    Jaime says

    Your house looks awesome. You sure you want to leave it? Are you planning to move far away? Sorry if I’m being too nosy. Inquiring minds, you know…:)

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    Robin says

    It looks fabulous. I’d never want to leave. (Then again, guests who never leave aren’t really all that wonderful – better put back the salmon and diarhhea again to prevent that…)

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    mommaof4wife2r says

    in love with the new color of the front door! it matches well with the brick…good choice!

    and, i love love love the retaining wall at the front of your yard. we are talking about doing the same. hmmmm…maybe great minds do think alike?

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    mannequin says

    Oh Angie that is gorgeous! That door and entryway makes all the difference in the world.
    You have wonderful taste, wonderful personality, a wonderful home, a wonderful door, wonderful husband, a wonderful tree and wonderful children.
    If you weren’t so wonderfully nice, you would be enviable.

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    Tiaras & Tantrums says

    What a difference!! Did you guys redo the front (bricks and tree gone) ?? Looks great . . . but I see a lock box? I guess that was why someone was taking a picture.

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    Live.Love.Eat says

    It looks beautiful. You must be so excited. I love when we have things done to the house every so often because it feels like a brand new home. Very cool!!!! I put up my wordful wednesday!

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    the schirano triplets says

    wow, it really looks fantastic! i am always blown away by how much different a fresh coat of paint can make a house look. maybe i need to get out my paintbrushes around here…

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    Jen says

    Beautiful home.
    I’m with you I don’t know if I would be creeped out or flatter by some one taking pictures of my house. Maybe it was just google snapping a shot for google maps.

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    Mandy says

    Angie, for some reason I can not get your button to appear on my blog so I just put your blog name on my wordful Wednesday. I hate when I can’t figure out computer stuff, ugh!

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    Susan says

    I love that feeling of satisfaction when you finish a house project that just makes you smile every time you see the dramatic difference. Congrats on the beautiful changes!

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    Octamom says

    Great pics, great new color! It is amazing how a change of paint color changes the whole house!

    Your girls look adorable!

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    Kacey Randolph says

    LOVE your door and the new color! I can’t wait for Fall. What a beautiful home you have. I have my favorie trees too – you’ll have to post a pic when it turns color!!

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    Laurie says

    Have you ever thought of doing some sort of interior/exterior design? It looks gorgeoues. You have wonderful taste.

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    Connie says

    Looks great!! I see it’s for sale, are you still planning on moving back to California? LOVE the first day of school…

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    Quirky says

    Way to blow my backyard project out of the water!!! Sheesh!! Your home looks BEAUTIFUL!!!

    So what’s with the For Sale sign??!

    You get the house all perfect and pretty and then you leave?!

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    Melanie says

    Beautiful home and colors…it makes for a very happy home ’cause when moms happy everybody is happy!! Love the color on the door as well and seeing pics of your kids going to school makes my chest tighten up…I don’t see it with mine because I am so focused on making sure everything/body is ready…Cute kids!!

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    girlytwins says

    It looks so beautiful Angie! I love the new color scheme and the new landscaping. It looks so wonderful together. I hope it helps you sell it faster so you can get down our way & we can meet 🙂

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    Kristin says

    Oooo, I thought you were painting your house. You have a BRICK HOUSE. Doors and trim and the tiny bit of siding…well, I was thinking it was a bit bigger job. Not to minimize your hard work man! The door is MUCH better. And yeah, I can never spell that word either. I won’t even try here. And seriously, 50 comments already?! You have some serious fans. All the scrolling down I have to do, just to leave a comment… 😉

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    Tulsi says

    I really love your recipe site! I have been known to stop and covertly take photo’s of some landscaping or house feature I like. It’s funny that you mentioned it. I thought it was just me.

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    Jyl @ MommyGossip says

    My favorite part is the door. I love the new color and how tall it is.

    And… I always misspell the word diarrhea too. I always forget the “h.”

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    Gunnisac Sandersons says

    Very nice!!!! I love the door. Yikes on the original color. I am not into loud exterior colors, I like nice pleasant colors that are on the earthy side. Nice choices!

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    Lindsay says

    Darnit – so you saw me drive by and snap pics huh? 🙂 Great colors!! I love the new-do. And so sorry I completely spaced out the Wordful Wednesday….I’m feeling a little spacey lately. Good grief. I think this new school year has every blogger in a tizzy…and mine aren’t even IN school yet!!

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    Jessica says

    Your house looks great!! Don’t ya love it when a project is complete. Okay so I am a complete dork and have been checking your blog since Tues night for Mr. Linky. I missed the part where the jewelry post would remain at the top. I kept thinking where did Angie go??? On Vacation??? What about Wordful Wed? Did she forget?? Dork is me!!!

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    Shannon says

    Wow, what great curb appeal!!!! Is your house for sale? Maybe that was why they took a pic. But the stone wall, and that gorgeous grass is so pretty!!! Can’t believe how much difference the door color makes, lol.

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    ali says

    Beautiful! Is that a Jap. maple or a purple leaf plum? I love the color and size and have been looking for something like that for my backyard. Great retaining wall!

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    Crazymamaof6 says

    your house is GORGEOUS! love the changes you’ve made and whoohoo for back to school!

    you’ll have to take and show off your fall leaves as they change too, to give those of us without seasons a glimpse of the wonder!

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